Jerusalem is ready for its close-up

Moviemaking in the Holy City has come a long way, as flimmakers find the capital’s varied landscapes to be interesting, mysterious and diverse

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June 20, 2018 16:18
(FROM LEFT) Director Avi Nesher on the set of ‘The Other Story’

(FROM LEFT) Director Avi Nesher on the set of ‘The Other Story’ with actress Joy Rieger and singer Natan Goshen. (photo credit: MICHAL FATTAL)

 
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